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The first combat use of "inflatable" tanks occurred in Syria

First in stories combat destruction of an inflatable layout tank held in Syria. The Kurds were seduced by the trick of the Turks and fired an anti-tank missile at the inflatable simulator of the Leopard tank. It is noteworthy that the Kurds used ATGM Iranian-made Toophan-1, which is a copy of the famous American complex BGM-71 TOW.

Until today, it was believed that only the Russian army had "inflatable" military equipment in service. In addition to the tanks, the Russian military has models of the C-300 air defense systems, various radars, MiG-31, Su-27 fighters, as well as Topol-M strategic missile systems.

Dummies of military equipment are made of waterproof fabric. Inflatable models, like this technique, can reflect radio signals and simulate a working engine (for heat-guided missiles).

Since 2015, this “technique” has been regularly received by Russian troops.

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  1. maratk
    maratk 31 January 2018 14: 40
    These are shots for those who previously laughed at inflatable military products. what say this ???? or is it again you did not please ????
    1. figwam
      figwam 31 January 2018 14: 54
      Rubber products have reached a new level, you can darn and again into battle.
    2. Vard
      Vard 31 January 2018 14: 56
      At dusk ... and in general, in conditions of poor visibility, a sweet deal ... On the one hand, scare .... On the other ... Ammunition consumption ..
      1. maratk
        maratk 31 January 2018 15: 01
        besides the point of fire to detect and destroy
    3. cormorant
      cormorant 31 January 2018 15: 24
      Yes, either enemies or not smart people laughed ...
  2. Spike Javelin Touvich
    Spike Javelin Touvich 31 January 2018 15: 01
    The model is different
    1. Clueless
      Clueless 31 January 2018 15: 31
      I put the camouflage tools (net, branches and others) on top, and then you can distinguish it with horseradish with binoculars :)
      1. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 31 January 2018 17: 07
        Quote: Bad
        horseradish distinguish it then with binoculars :)

        And what did the inflatable tanks learn to ride and rotate the tower? wink
        1. Lycan
          Lycan 31 January 2018 18: 03
          Something like this can be bungled out of plastic. Fortunately, the weights are small.
          1. ProkletyiPirat
            ProkletyiPirat 31 January 2018 18: 19
            Quote: Lycan
            can ... bungle

            “can” and “eat” are two big differences.
          2. Romka47
            Romka47 6 February 2018 15: 36
            It will be voluminous from plastic, it’s a bit more difficult to transport, and Popol M “blew away”, threw it into the trunk of a tiger, took it where necessary, and again “puffed”
        2. Bratkov Oleg
          Bratkov Oleg 2 February 2018 16: 01
          Yes, the tanks are moving, the towers are turning, and the inflatable S-300 missiles in containers are being lifted, such as getting ready for launch.
        3. Earnest
          Earnest 7 February 2018 15: 38
          The tower is really spinning. But they definitely do not need to ride
  3. Adjutant
    Adjutant 31 January 2018 18: 10
    Yes, well, time ...
    Non-alcoholic beer, rubber women and inflatable tanks ...
    1. Cossack 471
      Cossack 471 31 January 2018 19: 14
      This is the Americans first started. it was they had a woman-lisa rice
  4. Berkut
    Berkut 31 January 2018 20: 14
    Suitable stock))) means the bait is working)))
  5. Bombvojage
    Bombvojage 1 February 2018 00: 29
    It is a pity the faces of the ATGM operators are not visible on the video at the time of the hit))
  6. eugraphus
    eugraphus 1 February 2018 03: 39
    Remember the news of the start of the civil war in Ukraine, when GDP received permission from the Federation Council on the use of the armed forces. States from satellites discovered on the border of Russia with Ukraine deployed Russian tank divisions. Ukraine began to trumpet Russian aggression. The militias were still very weak and disorganized. But the presence of Russian tanks was restrained by the APU. Russia, however, stated that we did not have any tanks. Between Russia and the United States there was a control flight agreement. The media then reported that the next such flight of a reconnaissance aircraft, did not find anything. ATO began to gain momentum, but time was saved in our favor.
    I think that such a deployment and rapid loss of tanks could well be organized using inflatable equipment.
  7. Vladimir Chiyanov
    Vladimir Chiyanov 1 February 2018 10: 22
    Ukrainians how foolishly ..... ohlomony!
  8. trol
    trol 1 February 2018 21: 35
    Serbs were the first to use our toys and quite successfully ...
  9. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 2 February 2018 13: 39
    Is it possible to patch up a hole from a rocket and use it in a new way ?! The layout is all differently cheaper than a rocket.
  10. Awak
    Awak 3 February 2018 19: 25
    There is a bike about a wooden bomb dropped by the British on an imitator of the Fritz airfield.
    1. Valery Saitov
      Valery Saitov 6 February 2018 06: 24
      During World War II, German and Allied forces regularly bombed each other's airfields. Therefore, the German command gave the order to build a complete model of the airfield and aircraft made of wood in order to divert the attention of the Allies. The construction took place in an atmosphere of strict secrecy. But, once an Allied bomber flew over the airfield and dropped only one bomb, after which the construction stopped. The bomb was wooden.
      After the British dropped a wooden bomb, the Germans decided to place real planes on this toy airfield, because the British, knowing about the simulation of the airfield, would consider them mock-ups. Two days after the relocation of German aircraft, the British again bombed the airfield, but with real bombs. At the end of the bombing, a pennant was dropped with the words: “But this is another matter!”
  11. Jerk
    Jerk 6 February 2018 20: 37
    How many hundreds of kilobaks were punished by the barmalei? ATGM - not an expensive thing
  12. SergF123
    SergF123 7 February 2018 15: 53
    Great idea
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  14. pogis
    pogis 15 March 2020 06: 35
    The rocket did not explode?